Super æ

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Super æ
Studio album by Boredoms
Released May 25, 1998 (1998-05-25)
Recorded March 1996–March 1998
Genre Experimental rock, electronic rock, post-rock, minimalism
Length 68:26
Label Warner Music Japan (JP)
Birdman (US)
Producer Masanobu Kondo
Yamantaka Eye
Boredoms chronology
Super Go!!!!!
(1998)
Super æ
(1998)
Super Roots 7
(1998)
Alternative cover
Deluxe edition liquid-filled cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (9.5/10)[2]

Super æ (sometimes written as Super Ae or Super Are) is the fifth full-length album by Boredoms, released in 1998. It was named the 44th greatest album of the 1990s by Pitchfork Media.[3]

The song "Super Coming" is an extended and redone version of "Mogo?" from the Wow 2 album.

The correct pronunciation of the album's title is often debated, although according to The New Yorker's pop-music critic Sasha Frere-Jones, group frontman Yamantaka Eye has stated that the correct articulation of the "æ" symbol is simply "ah" or "ugh".[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Super You" – 7:37
  2. "Super Are" – 8:30
  3. "Super Going" – 12:24
  4. "Super Coming" – 12:17
  5. "Super Are You" – 8:47
  6. "Super Shine" – 12:45
  7. "Super Good" – 6:06

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  3. ^ Richardson, Mark (2003-11-17). "Top 100 Albums of the 1990s". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  4. ^ Matt Dillinger, Sasha Frere-Jones. Never Boring (mp3). newyorker.com. Retrieved October 23, 2011.